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Comedy Central
Aug 7, 2012 1:35am PDT
laboratory or jpl. you are steely eyed missile man and you deserve every missed high five of celebration. [ laughter ] it was nice to see nasa saved money by hiring staff from the local best biesm. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] penny piing. folks, try to conceive of what was achieved this morning. we gently landed a one-ton six-wheel s.u.v. 154 million miles from original. that onstar lady is getting good. [ laughter ] we now have two rovers on the surface of mars and three satellites orbiting it. basically if the planets are a tray of doughnuts we have now licked mars. it's ours. [ laughter ] we already had the moon. we just need venus for the monopoly and we can start building hotels on them. folks in all this achievement there's only one thing that gave me pause. as the world waited to learn the fate of this death defying mission, the curiosity rover tweeted, quote, i'm safely on the surface of mars, gail crater, i am in you. [cheers and applause] [ laughter ] first of all, why know who this gale is but a gentleman does not kiss and tell. [ laughter ] second, how many times do we
CBS
Aug 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
last second decisions on its own. with no help from the engineers at j.p.l. >> as far as the amount of control that the team has during entry, descent and landing, it's identical to the control that anybody watching at home has. we're all along for the ride. >> reporter: scientists can only watch as the last seven minutes of this ambitious mission determines the outcome says cbs news space analyst bill harwell. >> if it is a success it will be one of the great scientific triumphs of the space-age and if it fails i think it could be a setback for interplanetary exploration. >> reporter: the mission is to search for evidence that mars once could support life, an exploration that is expected to last two years. >> glor: what kind of tools and equipment does the rover have? >> well, it begins with the mask there that has a number of cameras on it to capture detailed panoramic images of regard mars as you have never seen before. other than that it is equipped to do what a human geologist would do on mars. pick up samples of rock and soil and then run them through an onboard laboratory to
CBS
Aug 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
. john blackstone is at jpl in pasadena, california. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. i think we can safely say this morning that the jet propulsion lab is the happiest place on earth. because the "curiosity" over, the car-sized rover, this is just a model, the real thing is safely on the surface of mars. it's such a complex landing that some observers gave the chances of success at no better than 50/50. nobody had ever done anything like this before. and it was all happening 154 million miles away. >> we're just under six minutes to entry. >> in mission control, the tension was obvious as the spacecraft approached mars to begin what was called seven minutes of terror. but with each successful stage of the entry, confidence grew. >> parachute deploy. [ applause ] >> nothing was certain, however, until "curiosity" was confirmed to have landed safely on martian soil. >> touchdown confirmed we are safe on mars. [ cheering ] >> as the celebration began, mission control seemed to lose control. many involved had been working on this mars rover for a decade. >> lift-off. >>
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2012 3:00am PDT
laboratory or jpl. you are steely-eyed missile men and you deserve every missed high five of your celebration. i got to say, it was nice to see that nasa saved money by hiring staff from the local best buy. but, folks -- it's a penny pincher, a penny pincher. and, folks, just cry to conceive of what was achieved this morning. we gently landed a one ton, six-wheel suv 154 million miles from earth. i mean, that onstar lady is getting good. we now have two rovers on the surface of mars and three satellites orbiting it. basically if the planets are a tray of donuts, we have now licked mars. it's ours. we already had the moon, we just need venus for the monopoly and we can start building hotels on them. >> welcome back to "morning joe." sam stein and katty kay are still with us, along with john meacham in new york. joining us here in washington, the host of "hardball" chris matthews. and author of "jack kennedy." >> chris, you came on set and said you like what harry reid did. >> how could you like that? >> i liked it because i think obama has needed confederates in the field for most of his life
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